WordPress 4.9.6 and GDPR

WordPress has seen an update arrive which, a priori, appears to be small but actually has much more content, including more than 60 bug fixes and 34 functional improvements.

Furthermore, the functionalities related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should be highlighted:

  • Possibility of automatic creation of a privacy policy page (to be used with some reservation as it may not be sufficient in many websites);
  • Tools for website administrators to export and delete data;
  • Possibility of obtaining consent in making comments.

In the Tools menu there is now the possibility of managing personal data, being possible to export or delete them.

It will now be possible for a user to know what data a website has about him/her by simply asking the administrator of the website. After this request, the administrator will only have to do a simple operation and the user will receive an email with a confirmation link. When clicking on the link, the administrator is notified in order to comply with the request as soon as possible.

There is also a new privacy section for the creation and management of pages related to the site’s privacy policy that already contains some text that facilitates the process of creating your privacy policy

WordPress 4.9.6 also enables non-session users to leave comments on a site indicating whether they allow their name, email and website to be stored in a cookie.

This update streamlines the management of the processes inherent to the compliance of the GDPR by the websites based on WordPress, really awesome.

Registration disabled